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Baby in a jar.

My boyfriend's parents keep a baby in a jar on their mantle. The baby appears to be of African American descent, and is about 6-7 months gestation. This really disturbs me, but since my bf grew up with it, he doesn't think anything of it.

Would this disturb anyone else? Or am I making too much of it?

by Anonymousreply 9402/22/2015

It depends. Are the parents African American? Could it be their child?

by Anonymousreply 109/23/2012

Would you rather their mantle decoration be a Dick in a Box?

by Anonymousreply 209/23/2012

Are his parents Illuminati?

by Anonymousreply 309/23/2012

His parents are white, upper middle-class (own three homes), and no, I don't believe they are Illuminati. Or, if they are, they don't advertise.

by Anonymousreply 409/23/2012

Jarred fetuses can provide a visual accent to any room.

by Anonymousreply 509/23/2012

I prefer a Bonsai Kitten on the mantle myself

by Anonymousreply 609/23/2012

Fresh baby is overrated. With a little doctoring, your guest will enjoy baby from a jar just as much. The time and money saved can be used to set up a lovely tablescape.

by Anonymousreply 709/23/2012

Having a dead baby in a jar on the mantle, or anywhere else for that matter, is just really sick.


And that begs the question: Is there a criminal legal violation?

by Anonymousreply 809/23/2012

Is there an expiration date on the jar?

by Anonymousreply 909/23/2012

It all depends. Is it purely decorative, or did they can it like peaches or apricots?

by Anonymousreply 1009/23/2012

I kind of doubt this story. Seems like a good topic to fish for frau and racism flame wars, if one enjoys such things.

If true, I would keep my distance from these people. Way beyond fucked up.

by Anonymousreply 1109/23/2012

I don't believe it is legal to possess the corpse of a fetus in a private home. Medical schools may have these for teaching purposes, but as a private possession, I doubt it is legal. A simple call to the authorities or a medical school will get you an answer.

by Anonymousreply 1209/23/2012

I don't believe it is possible to tell the race of a fetus. This is why I believe that this emotionally scripted tale is not true.


Now if his mother claims it was a miscarriage from the big, black Negro buck that used to work on the property for her parents, then I'd move it to a 7/10.

by Anonymousreply 1309/23/2012

Troll is trolling.

by Anonymousreply 1409/23/2012

I paid 50 cents in about 1967 to see a two-headed baby at a county fair in rural Mississippi. (I was approx. ten years old at the time.) What I got for my money was the sight of a big pickle jar with (I know this now) conjoined fetuses floating in preservative.

Good times!

by Anonymousreply 1509/23/2012

Are they Carnival People?

Seriously, "pickled punks" were a common sideshow exhibit back in the day, and you can still buy them from carnival supply places. I would probably get the siamese twins, myself.

Last time I looked, nice ones ran $3-400.

by Anonymousreply 1609/23/2012

"It just came out one day, I have no idea how it got in there. We kept it as a curiosity."

by Anonymousreply 1709/23/2012

All I know is that his dad, while working as a physical ed/health teacher in the early 1960s acquired this fetus, and I was told that it is African-American...I wouldn't have know otherwise.

Yes, I asked him why they have it, why they display it. All he says is it's always been there, and that he doesn't understand why I think it's such a big deal.

by Anonymousreply 1809/23/2012

DUmp the Mother-fucker already!

by Anonymousreply 1909/23/2012

What business is it of yours what they keep on their mantle. Your boyfriend needs to look for someone who isn't so judgmental. I'm sure there is a story behind it - why don't you ask your boyfriends parents for the story? People have a right to decorate their house with whatever keepsakes, mementos, etc. they choose. You sound like an asshole.

by Anonymousreply 2009/23/2012

His mom probably aborted it and the dad used it as a reminder that she better not fucking cheat on him ever again. Regardless, the family sounds like they're pretty fucked up people.

by Anonymousreply 2109/23/2012

R11, I can somewhat understand why you think this might incite racist flame wars. But frau flame wars?? What are you talking about.

Regarding the racist aspect, I did ask my bf if the fetus was white, would his family have displayed him (fetus is male) as a decoration on their mantle. He replied that it's not a decoration because it's on the mantle in their family room...that it's more for educational purposes.

I can't get past the dehumanizing aspect of this display. Maybe it's because I believe the fetus is human...I don't know.

by Anonymousreply 2209/23/2012

Tread carefully, OP.

This is an Especially Sensitive Topic!

by Anonymousreply 2309/23/2012

No, R20, you sound like an asshole. I could care less how they decorate their house, but I do consider the moral implications of displaying a 50-year old fetus, which I believe was human.

Serial killers have stories behind the human remains they keep too. Does that somehow make it okay?

by Anonymousreply 2409/23/2012

My uncle and aunt had a baby in a jar for a while, which I thought was odd, but one day it turned out they opened it and then raised the baby, who is my cousin. She's now 23 and very healthy and happy, although she's still a little small. Also, she has a weird thing about glass, and about people picking her up and staring at her.

by Anonymousreply 2509/23/2012

How would it be hard to tell the race of a 6 month old fetus?? They have skin, their skin has color. What are you talking about?

by Anonymousreply 2609/23/2012

There was a baby in a jar in the cupboards of my high school biology class. We were not supposed to look at it, but whenever the teacher was out of the room, that cupboard door was opened.

I'd say from what I know now it was probably a 6 or 7 month fetus. It was perfect in detail, with eyelashes and tiny fingernails. It was a beautiful baby, actually.

by Anonymousreply 2709/23/2012

How Disgusting! No respect for life. We have a live one on our mantle.

by Anonymousreply 2809/23/2012

Don't they sell these at Wal-Mart in the knick-knacks section?

by Anonymousreply 2909/23/2012

R17 wins.

by Anonymousreply 3009/23/2012

I vote for r5

by Anonymousreply 3109/23/2012

r26, like cunts, all babies are pink as melanin is undeveloped in skin that has not been exposed to light.

by Anonymousreply 3209/23/2012

All the best families have them, so this is really working out quite well for you.

by Anonymousreply 3309/23/2012

Nice try OP, we all know it's really just a big turd.

by Anonymousreply 3409/23/2012

Do they dress it up for holidays? Such as a Santa Hat for Christmas or taping wings to the sides for Valentine's Day?

by Anonymousreply 3509/23/2012

The OP is a troll, you idiots. A TROLL. Probably the same one who said his roommate masturbates in front of him and a neighbor's kid shits in his flower bed.

by Anonymousreply 3609/23/2012

The OP collects Madame Alexander dolls and gives them names.

by Anonymousreply 3709/23/2012

I have one. Not on display though.

by Anonymousreply 3807/06/2013

[quote]I don't believe it is legal to possess the corpse of a fetus in a private home.

That's not true. My grandmother has fetus earrings. They always fascinated me as a child.

by Anonymousreply 3907/06/2013

Is it for sale?

by Anonymousreply 4007/06/2013

"I kind of doubt this story."


by Anonymousreply 4107/06/2013

Where might I purchase one of these? With Dr. Gosnell behind bars I would assume the shopping options are limited.

by Anonymousreply 4207/06/2013

Does it say Made in China anywhere on the jar?

by Anonymousreply 4307/06/2013

Talk about the power of suggestion... Now my house will never feel like a home until I get a black baby in a jar for my mantle.

by Anonymousreply 4407/06/2013

R44, I know. Now I'm going to have to find a pregnant black woman, preferably in late second term, find a doctor to convince her carrying the baby will kill her and pay for an abortion. Then comes the biggest challenge of all, a Mason jar just will not do in this case.

by Anonymousreply 4507/06/2013

When prepared for eating by atheists, it's properly spelled "babby".

by Anonymousreply 4607/06/2013

It is true, but think what you will.

by Anonymousreply 4709/26/2013

Troll post


by Anonymousreply 4809/26/2013

I think you can get them with 'mix ins' now, like at Cold Stone Creamery?

by Anonymousreply 4909/26/2013

OP, whatever you do...


by Anonymousreply 5009/26/2013

I'd hate to be the bitch having to clean that nasty shit up if it accidentally tipped off of the mantle.

by Anonymousreply 5109/26/2013

Is this his father?

by Anonymousreply 5209/26/2013

The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago has twenty four fetuses from the 1930's on display, starting from an embryo all the way up to nine months. It's equally sad and fascinating.

by Anonymousreply 5309/26/2013

what are fetus earrings?

by Anonymousreply 5409/26/2013

Calling all dumbasses "Baby in a jar" is a Far Side cartoon.

by Anonymousreply 5509/26/2013


what if by ACCIDENT you send the jar crashing to the ground, slimy black baby guts go flying, the mother screams in terror as the pickle juice splashes across her blouse and open screaming mouth, pops throws his pipe, and bolts up from his fireside armchair booming "JESUS H. CHRIST!!!!", the hound dog starts barking, running for a large chunk of jellied brains, lapping up all the oozing stench, your former "big man on campus" is now reduced to tears, wailing in between large amount of roast beef vomit spewing out like a fire hose.

you stand on the coffee table in the center of the room, hands on your hips, head held high. victory.

by Anonymousreply 5609/26/2013

A friend told me that one of their coworkers has a fetus in a paperweight on his office desk that he found in a sewage plant filter.

by Anonymousreply 5709/26/2013

He's a plant engineer. He had it put into lucite. I'm wondering how he managed that. Did he just rock up to some paperweight shop and say 'Can you do a snow dome?'

by Anonymousreply 5809/26/2013

Shit r53. You just brought up a disturbing memory.

In high school we had a song for the bottle babies. To the song "If I Had A Hammer."

If I had a baby, I'd put it in a bottle. I'd put them all in bottles, allover this land.

I'd put them in pickle jars, I'd put them in mason jars.

I'd bottle up all my brothers and my sisters all over this land.

by Anonymousreply 5909/26/2013

R56 is either 12 or future headlines. Shiver.

by Anonymousreply 6009/26/2013

Adam fireplace?

by Anonymousreply 6109/27/2013

That's a human being who deserves dignity, even in death. Really messed up.

by Anonymousreply 6209/27/2013

Somehow, this is all Cheryl's fault.

by Anonymousreply 6309/27/2013

It sounds like title of the next great hip hop song. Paging Kanye.

by Anonymousreply 6409/27/2013

58 varieties

by Anonymousreply 6509/27/2013

Sometimes there's an oversight at the Nutella plant

by Anonymousreply 6609/27/2013

Angelica's majolica

by Anonymousreply 6709/27/2013

Gerber got it backwards

by Anonymousreply 6809/27/2013

Tea Party conversation piece

by Anonymousreply 6909/27/2013

Our baby in a jar is part of the family. We set a place at the table for him, right next to Jesus' seat.

by Anonymousreply 7009/27/2013

I think it's sweet.

by Anonymousreply 7109/27/2013

Now, listen. I've put up with a lot. I've tolerated plastic flower arrangements. I overlooked ceramic hands clasped in prayer and even a sphinx whose head lit up.

But I draw the line at pickled Negro babies on the mantelpiece in a jar!

by Anonymousreply 7209/27/2013

OP ? You in danger gurl !

by Anonymousreply 7309/27/2013

[quote]like cunts, all babies are pink as melanin is undeveloped in skin that has not been exposed to light.

I'm pretty sure that non-Caucasian women have cunt skin in varying shades of brown, not pink.

by Anonymousreply 7409/28/2013

no R74, even black ladies have pink between the roast beefs.

by Anonymousreply 7509/28/2013

I thought black chicks had purple pussies.

by Anonymousreply 7609/28/2013

all I know is Asians have sideways ones.

by Anonymousreply 7709/28/2013

Every once in a while they take a sip from that jar and have wild, filthy, screaming, toe-curling sex with their African domestic help.

by Anonymousreply 7809/29/2013

Goodness! Why didn't I think of that?

by Anonymousreply 7909/29/2013

Did they kill it? Where's the rest? Check the ashes in the fire place

by Anonymousreply 8009/29/2013

Tell them it has probably spoiled by now so they should just throw it away.

by Anonymousreply 8109/29/2013

Suggest they name it Cletus the Fetus.

by Anonymousreply 8309/29/2013

OP is dating one of the Santorums.

by Anonymousreply 8409/29/2013

Box of sadness

by Anonymousreply 8509/29/2013

That a 'joke' right ?

by Anonymousreply 8609/29/2013

The old hide in plain sight. I admire their self confidence.

by Anonymousreply 8709/29/2013

When I was an abortion rights activist I was on the snail mail lists of many anti-abortion groups. Their newsletters at least occasionally mentioned members who kept fetuses at home in jars - fetus shrines really. Families would regularly pray over them and bring the jars to various events to prove that "it's a human life". At least once there was contact information included for members to get their own jarred fetus.

by Anonymousreply 8809/29/2013

I just can't see it and, as you know, I can pretty much make anything in a jar look attractive.

by Anonymousreply 8909/29/2013

Transparent stunt by a wannabe.

by Anonymousreply 9009/29/2013

correction (4): they own two homes..and a baby in a jar

by Anonymousreply 9109/29/2013

Baby in a jar. I know it's serious

by Anonymousreply 9209/29/2013

A my Mutter Goddess! She is right to be concerned! I say, call the cops so that they can look into it!" It's not normal to collect baby fetuses!

by Anonymousreply 9302/22/2015

Are they interested in selling?

by Anonymousreply 9402/22/2015
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